Alpha Classics

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Sibelius: Symphony No 4 (Alpha Classics)

A performance to convert the Sibelian reluctant to appreciate the bleak Fourth’s special qualities, in a death-laden programme complete with two superb companion pieces [RMo]

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Bartók: Concertos (Alpha Classics)

This performance has completely revised my view of the Viola Concerto [DMD]

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Philarmonica – Purcell, Matteis, Mrs Philarmonica (Alpha Classics)

Le Consort deserves praise for bringing the music by the mysterious Mrs Philarmonica to our attention [JV]

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Rachmaninov: Piano works (Alpha)

A treat for Rachmaninov enthusiasts [DMD]

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Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 1 & Preludes (Alpha Classics)

The key release of Rachmaninov’s 150th anniversary year – a revelation [RWe]

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Infinite Voyage (Alpha Classics)

Emerson Quartet’s farewell recording is rather special [LW]

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Bartók: Concertos (Alpha Classics)

Characterful performances of familiar Bartók in a stunning vibrant recording [LW]

Infinite Voyage (Alpha Classics)

A fine send off for the Emerson Quartet at the top of their game [DMD]

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Tubin: Kratt (Alpha Classics)

An excellent survey of Polish and Estonian music in virtuoso performances by Estonia’s Festival Orchestra [GT]

Debussy: C’est l’extase, La mer (Alpha Classics)

The orchestrated Verlaine songs are delightful, La mer merely decent [SB]

Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin (Alpha Classics)

Worth hearing for the sheer beauty of Krimmel’s voice alone [DMD]

Mozart: Piano Concerti No. 15-17 (Alpha Classics)

Sparkling and exuberant playing makes the most of these three Viennese concerti [RCh]

Bruckner: Symphony No.8 (Alpha)

An oddly bland and inconsistent account which in no sense challenges established favourite recordings [RMo]

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Sarah Willis (Horn) Mozart y Mambo (Alpha Classics)

A riotously enjoyable disc, the third in the amazing Sarah Willis’s series featuring Mozart Cuban-style [GPJ]

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Mon amant de Saint-Jean (Alpha Classics)

A fascinating out-of-the-ordinary trip of nostalgia [GF]

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Dutilleux & Dusapin: Works for Cello & Orchestra (Alpha)

Cello tales of mystery and imagination [JLW]

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Duello d’archi a Venezia (Alpha Classics)

Every lover of the baroque violin will be delighted to listen to these performances {JV]

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Poetiques de l’instant II (Alpha Classics)

A mixed bag that contains some stylish and absorbing Ravel [NH]

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Mozart: Concertos (Alpha Classics)

Youthful but remarkably distinguished Mozart concerto performances [NH]

Forbidden Fruit (Alpha Classics)

A deeply uplifting experience, and I recommend that you make the same journey [GF]

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Nuit à Venise (Alpha Classics)

The concept of this programme lacks consistency and the performances are uneven [JV]

Georg Nigl (baritone): Echo (Alpha Classics)

Georg Nigl is a magnificent storyteller – do not miss this well-filled disc [GF]

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Fauré: Works for Cello & Piano (Alpha Classics)

(Déjà Review) If the rest of this series is of this standard, it will be a compulsory acquisition for all lovers of this composer [GA]

Dowland: [Complete] Lachrimae (Alpha Classics)

A fine survey of the Lachrimae with rather more verve and better balance than other options [RMo]